About 2 months ago, my daughter, Colleen, bought some sock yarn, small skeins in a variety of pastel colors. She divided each skein into 2 cakes (balls). She then gave one of each to me (about 270 grams altogether) and kept the same for herself. She told me we were doing a KAL (knit along) and I had to decide what we'd be knitting.
Well, for the past months I've been dilly-dallying and changing my mind every other hour (literally!!!). First I decided I'd make a small shawl but although I love shawls, I don't really like "small" ones. Then I decided I'd make intarsia or fair isle socks, but I just haven't been in the mood to do that type of knitting. The type of knitting I feel like doing is VERY important. If I start a project that I really don't feel like knitting, it won't get finished! Not a good thing. Then I figured I'd knit just striped socks, but that sounded rather boring, so I scrapped that idea rather quickly.
So, back and forth I went for 2 months until yesterday...when I came up with plan #67 and 3/4! I'm making socks! But not just any old socks.
I'm using this pattern: Nine-to-Five Socks by Nicole Hindes, but I'm knitting these in random width stripes. If you're a member of Ravelry, you can download this pattern for free. I've made these socks once before and they were a fun knit and fit well too. Since about 100 grams of sock yarn will make 1 pair of socks for me, I see a second pair in my future. :)
Here's a picture of my share of the yarn and the beginning of one sock. Colleen, are you up for the KAL???